You want to learn how to be a better writer, but you do not have a lot of extra time to commit to practicing. This is a common feeling that many student writers have. They have to write so much for their classes that they really do not want to spend their extra curricular time writing too. However, every great writer knows that you must practice your art if you wish to master it. Thankfully, there is way to become a better writing and improve your writing skills in less than 20 minutes per day. We will tell you how.
The quick way to learn to write better is to practice your writing discipline. This means that you literally have to force your self to write every day for a few minutes (we recommend at least 20). This doesn’t mean that you have to write academic papers or essays. No, we suggest that you practice writing by just journaling and taking the time to just write about anything on your mind. Then, evaluate your writing be rereading it. Critically examine elements such as technical skill and vocabulary so that you can learn how to improve these aspects. Most importantly though consider how you write. What are some of the unique qualities of your writing that makes it distinct? Think about how you write creatively, how would you like to improve.
Writing every day for 20 minutes does not have to be a chore, it can actually be fun. Consider taking up a writing hobby like blogging, writing poetry, or even fan-fiction. The point is that you are writing for 20 minutes straight for no purpose at all expects to become a better writer. Try doing this for a week, and then a month. Very naturally your actual writing skill will gradually begin to improve. This is because you are making an effort to work on it without being assigned a writing project. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference a few minutes of practice a day can make.
Unless you are a naturally gifted writer (most of us aren’t) you are going to have to work hard if you want to improve your writing skills. In fact even if you are talented at writing you should still practice in order to re-fine your skills. 20 minutes a day really isn’t that much time if you think about it. By committing to practice your writing for that much time each day you can dramatically improve your writing skills- we promise.